Are Estate Planning Online Documents "Good Enough"?

We get asked all the time by people about whether or not an estate planning online document would be “good enough.” The bottom line with the do-it-yourself options and the

Are Estate Planning Online Documents “Good Enough”?

We get asked all the time by people about whether or not an estate planning online document would be “good enough.” The bottom line with the do-it-yourself options and the

Biggest Mistakes In Special Needs Planning

It is imperative that families of individuals with disabilities and special needs get appropriate advice when it comes to their estate planning.  Special needs trust planning can provide a family

Crap, My Beneficiaries Died Before Me, Now What?

As an estate planning and elder attorney, we always encourage people to plan ahead in case something unforeseen were to happen.   In some cases, we plan ahead and unfortunately,

I Am Named As An Executor In A Will. Is That A Good Thing?

I often find in my estate planning and elder law practice, that every child, or every family member, wants to be named as an executor in their loved one's documents.

Why Young Individuals Need Planning as Much as Older Adults

There is definitely a false belief that estate planning and elder law are only for individuals who are elderly and who have amassed a ton of wealth.  Certainly, individuals in

What is a Pour-Over Will?

Most of us have heard about a Last Will and Testament, but have you ever heard of a pour-over Will?  Pour-over Wills are used often in connection with living trusts.  

Who Will Raise Your Kids and Make Sure That They Are Taken Care of Financially if You Are Gone?

The thought of passing away and not being able to raise your kids is certainly one that none of us hope that we ever have to experience or endure.  However,

I Am a Parent of a Child With Special Needs; Where Do I Start?  

We are often in the community giving workshops or presentations at community events or local churches and nonprofit organizations.    It is typically fairly obvious based upon the angst on

How Mediation Can Save a Family

Estate planning and elder law is a wonderfully rewarding and fulfilling practice area.  As an attorney, I am blessed to work with families who are not in crisis and are